NAPO Bids Farewell To All Teachers And Teacher Unions Of GES

NAPO Bids Farewell To Teachers

Former Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh, popularly known as NAPO has bid farewell with the leadership of the Pre-tertiary Unions (NAGRAT, GNAT and CCT).

NAPO Bids Farewell To Teachers

NAPO invited the leadership of the Pre-tertiary Unions (NAGRAT, GNAT and CCT) to his office on Tuesday, 26th January 2021 to bid them farewell as he draw the curtains on his tenure as Minister of Education.

NAPO Bids Farewell To Teachers

After sharing some fond memories they have had together, he took the opportunity to thank them for their cooperation with the Ministry of Education at various critical decision points.

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NAPO Bids Farewell To Teachers

Notably, the unions cooperated with him and his team during the roll out of the Free Senior High School programme in 2017 and its subsequent modifications, the revision of the objective-based curriculum, and bringing teachers up to speed with the new teaching techniques required for the standards-based curriculum.

NAPO And Teacher Unions Meeting

The unions also ensured that their members were on board during the Teacher Reforms which encompassed a new curriculum, a phase-out of the diploma programme for Colleges of Education and the agreement with the University of Cape Coast to upgrade diploma holders to degree holders within a relatively short period.

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NAPO And Teacher Unions Meeting

NAPO as well as the leaders of these teacher Unions have also been working on acquiring laptops for all teachers, something the union leaders have acknowledged as being unprecedented.

According to the former Minister of Education, it is his hope that when teachers receive their laptops, they will become more comfortable in using technology as a tool in an era where blended education is the norm.

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NAPO And Teacher Unions Meeting

NAPO expressed his profound gratitude saying, “If I succeeded as Minister of Education, it was partly because these major stakeholders, the teachers, through constant dialoguing, granted the government room to operate. I will truly miss them”.

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